Friday, September 23, 2016

Home Sweet Home Stamps and Dies!

How darling are these little houses??? Make your own little village, or add a tea light to brighten someone's day! Watch the video below to see how they work!


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Clearance Rack Reminder!


Lots of new listings on the Clearance Rack! Kits, ribbons, embossing folders, punches, dies, designer papers, and more!

Here's a sampling:

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Flirty Flamingo Birthday Banners


I am slowly working through all my fun new products! I love birthday themed stuff, so Birthday Banners (page 15 of the main catalog) was an easy choice for me. It's a photopolymer set (my favorite) that matches the Balloon Bouquet Punch (page 187) AND the new Bunch of Banners Framelits (page 193).

The Fancy Frost Specialty DSP is found on page 37 of the new Holiday Catalog. It's a set of dry embossed white papers that are an easy way to add instant texture. In this card, I sponged on some Flirty Flamingo ink to show off the pattern.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Post Number 1000: Wedding Flourishes with Copper Embossing

I can't believe it's true, but Google says it, so it must be! One thousand posts on this blog! Wow, that seems like a lot. I started this blog in 2008, after deciding to change my business from only Card Buffets to a more broad-based stamping and paper crafting approach.  I'd like to think my art has improved, but my style hasn't really changed. I'm still mostly a clean and simple stamper, with a few fun details.

It has been wedding season among our friends' children, so I needed to add a few to my stash. I used Mint Macaron (some straight, some stamped off once) and Bermuda Bay here, with a few Copper embossing details. I think the copper just adds a little formality and makes the card more interesting. It's hard to see in the photo, but the edges of the stamped panel are also embossed, to add a bit of structure.

Don't forget to use the Host Code N9VFGKK2 when placing your order this month! I'll send you my new Technique Sheet and a sample card for the Color Me Technique.


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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

July Paper Pumpkin Favors

I can always use little favor boxes for treats to give away to friends!

These wonderful diamond-shaped copper favor boxes were part of the July Paper Pumpkin kit. I used part of the included tags to make these. The "you're a gem" stamp is from a previous kit last year. To make the little copper accents, I colored pearls with a Copper Sharpie marker. Now is a great time to pick up the 3-pack of Sharpies when you buy school supplies--gold, silver, and copper! I also used the copper marker to make a border around the tag.

The boxes are filled with individually-wrapped Lifesavers.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Fabulous New Holiday Catalog Is LIVE!



The new Holiday Catalog 2016 is now live and available for you to see and order! Click the link in the sidebar to view the digital version online. ----------->

Please use the Host Code for September (N9VFGKK2) when you order, and I'll be sending you a fun Color Me Card made from the Holiday Catalog offerings, along with simple instructions for making one yourself! You'll love how fun and easy it is to make a beautiful card that you or your recipient can color just the way you like!

And just to make September more exciting, there are some great deals--good for one week only!


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

August Paper Pumpkin Gift Card Holder

The August Paper Pumpkin has so many yummy goodies! Here, I used one of the gift card pockets and the "for you" stamp. I think I'll use this stamp a LOT. The background embossing is a sneak peek from the new Holiday Catalog, which will go live on Thursday, September 1. It's called Cable Knit. Love it!

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Other products are from the August Paper Pumpkin kit, Bold Botanicals.


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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Copper Flourishes


Months ago, I posted about making watercolor backgrounds, and how I considered this one a complete loss. {grin} As it happens, it really sets off these gorgeous Copper Foil Flourish Thinlits! Never give up on a watercolor, eh?

Flourishing Phrases, Copper Foil, Thick Whisper White, Watercolor paper, Vellum Cardstock, Versamark ink, Copper embossing powder, Flourish Thinlits, Copper Metallic Thread, Popcorn Box Thinlits (sentiment shape).